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by Stan Y.
June 4th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?
Replies: 31
Views: 1280

$260 - Re: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?

2016 Faury VV St. Joseph $40
2016 Rostaing Ampodium Cote Rotie $65
2016 Chave Farconnet Hermitage $75
2016 Clape Renaissance Cornas $80
by Stan Y.
May 16th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4376

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Trying Martin's recipe with Sarah's recommended Elysian Fields lamb which was beautiful when it arrived; I had never mail ordered lamb and thought it was pretty cool that they would wrap the ends of the bones to prevent puncturing the bag, as well as pre-tie them with butchers twine. elysian-fields-...
by Stan Y.
May 14th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

My southern parents called this 'pigs in a blanket', but they didn't use raisins. Not very Jewish I guess. I'd almost forgotten about this. Pigs in the Blanket in our German family, no raisins. Rick that raises a question - I wonder if this came from my parents' years in Cincinnati immediately afte...
by Stan Y.
May 4th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 424
Views: 27471

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Order in. Good tri-tips at 10 bucks a pound is a deal.
by Stan Y.
May 1st, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: Roasted Potatoes

the purpose of the baking soda is to increase the ph and therefore increase browning. that's the whole point of the recipe. I understood that - the article is saying that the the browning isn't directly due to increased pH but rather increases pectin breakdown which produces the slurry on the outsi...
by Stan Y.
May 1st, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: Roasted Potatoes

I've never parboiled but got 4 thumbs up yesterday (both kids), thanks for posting. I did not see any need to add baking soda to help rough up the pieces, 5-6 minutes of parboiling and tossing in colander does it just fine. But the Serious Eats suggestion to make a garlic-herb infused oil then add b...
by Stan Y.
May 1st, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4173

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

Talk me out of selling my '90s Verset Nathan :-). They're pretty good but $800 good?
by Stan Y.
May 1st, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4173

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

That 30x Burgundy appreciation has made it much easier rationalize spending money on another expensive hobby or two that I take great joy from. When pricing gets that silly I'm not going to enjoy drinking something anyway.
by Stan Y.
April 26th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques

The '97 is delightful as are the '90 and '93. I haven't had the '02 in a while but I seem to recall liking it quite a bit. I haven't touched my '05s or younger yet. The 1990 was the first Burgundy I bought in quantity, probably went through a case and a half. Just a few years ago I had my last bott...
by Stan Y.
April 26th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2573

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

Robert M yers wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 6:08 am
I’m not a wine “newbie”
Newbie wasn't directed at you Robert! I was thinking about Maureen's comment in response to your question. Edit - I see John mentioned Fourrier; the one or two bottles of that I've had seemed like a good counter-example to Barthod, much more accessible on release.
by Stan Y.
April 26th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2573

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 5:43 am
I don’t think barthod is that inaccessible, it’s more that it’s mostly out of the OPs price range.
Ok, to my taste then. They always strike me as way more savory and structured vs enjoyable with silky obvious fruit on release that a newbie would appreciate.
by Stan Y.
April 26th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2573

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

Barthod is not for newbies. Care to expand? What couldn’t I understand [scratch.gif] They are built / structured for the long haul, and the few I've tried have had little baby fat on release to make them even briefly approachable. I started buying these late, with maybe 2 cases 2005-2015, completel...
by Stan Y.
April 24th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2573

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

A. & P. de Villaine Digoine, pretty much any vintage. It is charming and while never an earth shattering revelation, if you don't like it, you don't like Burgundy. I think they're usually best 10-12 years from the vintage. You'll get a lot of responses with recommendations for good 1er crus but it's...
by Stan Y.
April 21st, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

My southern parents called this 'pigs in a blanket', but they didn't use raisins. Not very Jewish I guess. I'd almost forgotten about this.
by Stan Y.
April 21st, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question?
Replies: 27
Views: 1675

Re: 100 pt DRC question?

edwardmilstein wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 12:38 pm
although lots of the intermediate vintages are drinking really well these day incl 79,80,88,95,00,01,04
Back when I would actually drink this stuff I almost always preferred those intermediate vintages with some age to the heavy hitters, e.g. 1980s were spectacular.
by Stan Y.
April 18th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BEEFER - the Porsche of grills
Replies: 111
Views: 10126

Re: BEEFER - the Porsche of grills

Commerce corner? :-)
by Stan Y.
April 17th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Nervi Conterno Gattinara
Replies: 12
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2016 Nervi Conterno Gattinara

I enjoyed a bottle or two of the 2015 (and 2013) a while back, which was not unapproachable, and this seems fairly priced at just over 40 bucks on the east coast, so order is in.
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 255
Views: 16035

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Notice the two switches? You can turn the hot plate on/off separately from the main power/brew switch. If you don't like the hot plate you don't have to use it... This is a nit but it looks to me like it's high/low not on/off, at least on the one on drop discussed here (half circle / filled circle ...
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Clos de la Boudriotte
Replies: 48
Views: 1380

Re: TN: 2012 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Clos de la Boudriotte

You guys are enablers. I wasn't planning to buy 2017 pre-arrivals but I've been watching Clos St Jean sell through (gone now), the price was right, and I love his reds. With a little Hudelot-Noellat Vosne as well. Really good $60 wines to drink now or 15-20 years from now.
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4376

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

For lamb, you're probably looking for Elysian Fields or Lava Lake. Those are both superb, and restaurants who source from them quite rightly brag on their menus. Thanks for the suggestion, we're having Elysian Fields loin for dinner tonight. The surprise to me was how beautiful foreshanks with part...
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 255
Views: 16035

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

I prefer a glass carafe that can be put in the dishwasher. No matter what I wash with, I am eventually unable to sufficiently clean thermal carafes by hand. But I agree 100% with not wanting a hot plate - we drink what we make immediately. I've even considered buying my next coffee maker with glass ...
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vitamix Alternatives?
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Vitamix Alternatives?

They really do work well if you can find one at a price you're comfortable with. Very old-school, no-frills, high-performance power tool. I agree with Matt, get the one with the continuously variable speed control plus high/low switch. (It will train you to return the high/low switch to low the firs...
by Stan Y.
April 6th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread pudding
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Bread pudding

I'm with John and Adam, my favorite is with panettone (add dark chocolate). Krispy Kreme originated here, have a half-life of something like 10 minutes, and are often sold buy one dozen get one free, so that works decently well too. I cracked up the first few times i saw that on menus.
by Stan Y.
April 2nd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2204

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

alan weinberg wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 7:53 am
yes, $1000 a bottle. Bet it’s flying off the shelves. I backfilled 2013 at less than 1/5 that price.
I think I had the 2001 at Ledbury just a few years ago at 1/5 of that price :-).
by Stan Y.
March 28th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar
Replies: 63
Views: 1774

Re: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar

Drinking 2003 tonight even though I had completely forgotten about this.
by Stan Y.
March 23rd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Olive Oil -- It's Here, It's Here!
Replies: 131
Views: 13621

Re: Olive Oil -- It's Here, It's Here!

My order is in. The Franci Villa Magra was my favorite of the 3 in the olio nuovo selection this year, so I picked up more this time. Over 20+ years of getting oils from them I don't think I've ever tried the Carnasciale, probably should sometime.
by Stan Y.
March 21st, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 28
Views: 2081

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

Gustiamo an Italian supplier in the Bronx is still shipping. Very expensive but top notch products. The tomato concentrate is amazing, a far better substitute for tomato paste and will keep in the fridge for a year. I have a case of Martelli pasta arriving from them Tuesday. If you haven't tried Ma...
by Stan Y.
March 19th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 28
Views: 2081

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

Try finding high quality fresh morels or white asparagus or Persian pistachios at your local mom and pop store. So this isn't the place to buy rice vinegar - I don't buy paper towels at the gourmet store either. Robert is trying to promote an amazing business most of whose inventory is NOT redundan...
by Stan Y.
March 19th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2474
Views: 153295

Re: New York City Restaurants

Nathan V. wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 3:23 pm
It doesn't have to last long to be devastating. My restaurant, Rue Cler (in Durham, NC), has suspended operations indefinitely and may never re-open
I am truly sorry to hear this Nathan. You guys have done an excellent job over many years which is quite uncommon in the business.
by Stan Y.
March 19th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 28
Views: 2081

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

Robert Dentice wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 2:36 am
SOS Chefs is hurting bad...Support them if you can.
20 bucks for a standard-size bottle of rice vinegar that I buy from our local mom-and-pop Thai / Vietnamese store for under 4 bucks?

https://sos-chefs.com/collections/vineg ... ce-vinegar
by Stan Y.
March 17th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24704

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

site says out of 20 oz and 24 oz NY strips - trying to find out if it is possible to place a back order - has anyone managed to do so? Call or email Dana there has offered to have these cut to order in the past. I was surprised at how many folks selling craft beef online will not actually cut to or...
by Stan Y.
March 2nd, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24704

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

ryancurry wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 2:24 pm
I just got a call yesterday with fraud on the card I used at Flannery last year. I didn't order from the BD offer. I also use the same card a million other places, so who knows.
Me too. No telling if this is it.
by Stan Y.
February 27th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 52
Views: 2611

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

This looks like a wonderful opportunity for someone to market cardboard tubes for $199. In a variety of champagne and magnum configurations even.
by Stan Y.
February 22nd, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 52
Views: 2611

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Kirk.Grant wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 5:48 pm
Oh, and I have three...
Because it take 3 to hold a similar number of bottles as 1 Le Cache medium-large size unit? :-) (To be fair I think it costs three times as much.)
by Stan Y.
February 8th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allendale Wine Shoppe in NJ
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Allendale Wine Shoppe in NJ

Ethan, sorry about what happened. Larchmont is only a buck more per bottle on this, shipping is lower than what many places charge, and they seem like a good shop. Just ordered a 6 pack from them.
by Stan Y.
February 6th, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)
Replies: 63
Views: 5511

Re: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)

Paul is that like a troll flipping you the bird as you walk in the door? Or there is some other meaning in Denmark? :-)
by Stan Y.
February 4th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PSA: Raleigh-Durham, NC Alto Piedmont Wine Dinner Wednesday February 5, 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: PSA: Raleigh-Durham, NC Alto Piedmont Wine Dinner Wednesday February 5, 2020

Stanbury was really good for a few years. The folks involved with it started working on new ventures and I felt like it wasn't as good then, and I haven't been back since...maybe worth trying again. Nathan I agree with you on the AC places, but for some reason Poole's gets a lot of attention.
by Stan Y.
February 4th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PSA: Raleigh-Durham, NC Alto Piedmont Wine Dinner Wednesday February 5, 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: PSA: Raleigh-Durham, NC Alto Piedmont Wine Dinner Wednesday February 5, 2020

There was a thread on this a year or two ago. Although I am not a huge fan, if you haven't been to Ashley Christensen's places downtown, they are worth a try (Death and Taxes, Poole's); she gets a lot of favorable press outside of the area. Brewery Bhavana is worth a visit for upscale dim sum and in...
by Stan Y.
February 4th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4755

Re: QPR Burgundy?

I have a six-pack of 2015 Jadot Beaune 1er Celebration on the way, very curious to see how much it fits my stereotype of a sub-$50 gateway wine.
by Stan Y.
February 4th, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PSA: Raleigh-Durham, NC Alto Piedmont Wine Dinner Wednesday February 5, 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: PSA: Raleigh-Durham, NC Alto Piedmont Wine Dinner Wednesday February 5, 2020

What part of town Paul? If you're staying downtown it makes sense to eat there. Although we live in Raleigh, when we eat out it's usually in Durham.
by Stan Y.
January 30th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PSA: Raleigh-Durham, NC Alto Piedmont Wine Dinner Wednesday February 5, 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: PSA: Raleigh-Durham, NC Alto Piedmont Wine Dinner Wednesday February 5, 2020

As our quaint Triangle area here in the provinces gets so little traffic in the offline section, I thought I'd tag along on Nathan's thread - if 6 or 8 folks would like to put together an epic tasting sometime, I think Nathan's restaurant on a weeknight with the three-course menu might work quite we...
by Stan Y.
January 23rd, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Scale Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Kitchen Scale Recommendation

I've had an Escali for many years. The most used appliance in my kitchen. Highly recommended.
by Stan Y.
January 13th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 189
Views: 10970

Re: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

I must have gotten a bad batch or something; I threw out a 12-pack recently because they didn't work for my use case (drink 2/3 bottle over 3 hour period, insert stopper).
by Stan Y.
January 13th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please

If you're within a couple of hours drive from a less restrictive state, have it sent hold-for-pickup to Fedex Office once you've reached critical mass. But I guess then you're breaking some different law :-).
by Stan Y.
December 26th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 1968

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

Caviar is not my thing but these folks are local to me, their product is in the farmers market, and they say they produce the only domestic true Osetra - https://thecaviarfarm.com/. I can't imagine it being any fresher than this.
by Stan Y.
December 25th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cinnamon Ice Cream.
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: Cinnamon Ice Cream.

Try replacing the cinnamon with cardamom, I like that even better.
by Stan Y.
December 24th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 6112

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Mugnier NSG Clos de la Marechale was hard , tight and lacked sweetness . It's the only one listed that I have, so I tried the first one since release tonight. This is exactly how a small pour tasted on opening, but I slow-ox'ed for four hours, then it was quite approachable and just lovely. It's li...

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